The summer school took place from July 24th to 27th in Black Forest.
Please feel free to distribute our flyer.
The abstract book is available here.
  • Short read mapping
Eva Maria Willing, MPI Cologne
  • Metagenome and network analyses
Sina Beier, University of Tübingen
  • ChIP-seq analyses
Ioana Lemnian, University of Halle
  • How to infer my own phylogeny
Stefan Rensing, University of Marburg
  • Galaxy introduction
Anika Erxleben, University of Freiburg
  • NGS data generation and processing
Fabian Haas & Noe Fernandez Pozo, University of Marburg
  • Phylogenomics
Julia Nauman, Pennstate/ University of Technology Dresden
  • Principles of phylogenetics
  • Welcome lecture on plastid genome evolution
  • NGS basics, technology and pitfalls
  • Differential expression analysis

Poster & selected oral presentations the participants about their own research topics;
there will be lots of time for interaction/discussion.

The BFSS concept

We will not teach you how to program − we will teach you which existing tools are out there to process NGS data and to infer phylogenies.
BFSS lectures are interactive, in which the participants are encouraged to ask questions and will be charged with questions / exercises by the lecturer.
Most lectures include life demo sessions (but typically no hands-on part).
Participants will receive digital materials that will enable them to repeat what was demonstrated at the school, as well as helpful lists of software applications.
Please note that no computers are available. While we encourage participants to bring their own laptop/tablet, computer use is not necessary to follow the schools’ program.



The Black Forest Summer School 2017 is organized by e.V. (Freiburg/Marburg, Germany) as a joint action with the University of Maburg and EVOLTREE.
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Support by the companies shown below is gratefully acknowledged.
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